One of the big criticisms cordless impact drills get is that constant impact mode is difficult to deal with — it can be a pain in situations where you don’t want impact mode 24/7 but need it occasionally. The new 18v 26618-01 impact driver from Bosch is set to fix that. It has a normal drill mode and an impact setting.
So in short, the impact driver folks who’ve been singing the virtues of the impacter for everything just got their wish wrapped up in a blue and red package. The 26618-01 sports a 2-speed motor that runs 0-750 and 2,800 RPM and in impact mode belts out 1,500 inch pounds of torque for the heavy lifting.
Pricing puts the unit at about $370 retail for the drill, battery, and charger kit according to Bosch. It’s a fair amount of change to throw around for the bragging rights of having one, but it does look like it punches out a load of power, and that’s never bad.
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